First is the story, then the director: Aditya Roy Kapoor

Actor Aditya Roy Kapoor is gearing up for the release of OK Jaanu which is the official remake of Mani Ratnam’s OK Kanmani. 

Published: 07th January 2017 06:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th January 2017 06:38 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

Actor Aditya Roy Kapoor is gearing up for the release of OK Jaanu which is the official remake of Mani Ratnam’s OK Kanmani. 

Kapoor agreed to be a part of the remake the minute he stepped out from the screening of OK Kanmani hosted by director Shaad Ali at Sunny Super Sounds in Mumbai. In an interview with us, the actor revealed that unlike his character in the film, he does not believe in the concept of live-in relationship.
Excerpts from the interview:

What is your take on the concept of live- in relationship? 
I think live-in relationship works for a few people and it doesn’t for others. I have never done it, so I can’t speak about the pros and cons. I don’t know if that will work for me or not, but I am definitely not close to the idea. For an arrangement like that to succeed, one needs to have the right feeling for the right person. I believe in the institution of marriage, but I am not ready for marriage either.

How was it to reunite with Shraddha after Aashiqui 2?
Both Shraddha and I are really excited for this film, because it is in a complete different place from Aashiqui 2. We feel happy that we are not repeating ourselves in this film as it is a fresh subject and tackles a different issue. We share  friendship off screen and we have tried to explore that comfort to be translated on screen. 

What is the driving force for you to sign a film?
The most important aspect for me to come on board for a film is the story. The fate of any film depends on the story and no director can make a film work without a story. After the story, it is the director which holds a lot of importance because a film is director’s medium of narrating the story.

Do you fear that Dangal might affect the Box-Office prospects of your film?
I think by the time our film releases, audiences would have consumed Dangal completely. We would have faced competition had our film released the next week. I think three weeks is a long window for a film to do enough business.

Ranveer Singh recently said that ‘it isn’t necessary to promote a film’. Do you agree?
We all fear failure. It is better to just do everything. Aamir Khan can afford to not promote his film because he is Aamir Khan. He doesn’t need to promote his film, but for us, it would be difficult because none of us are willing to take the risk. I think someone should come out with a research as to how much do the promotions add to the box office numbers. If my trailer and songs are not interesting enough, audiences will not come to watch the movie

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